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									Analyzing the Logic of an Article
Read an article on the current Presidential race and complete the “logic” of it using the template below. The Logic of _________________________ (Name of Article)

1. The main purpose of this article is _______________________________________. (State as accurately as possible the author’s purpose for writing the article.) 2. The key question that the author is addressing is _____________________________. (Figure out the key question in the mind of the author when s/he wrote the article) 3. The most important information in this article is ___________________________. (Figure out the facts, experiences, data the author is using to support her/his conclusions) 4. The main inferences/conclusions in this article are ____________________________. (Identify the key conclusions the author comes to and presents in the article) 5. The key concept(s) we need to understand in this article is/are ____________________. By these concepts the author means _____________________. (Figure out the most important ideas you would have to understand in order to understand the author’s line of reasoning.) 6. The main assumption(s) underlying the author’s thinking is/are __________________. (Figure out what the author is taking for granted that might be questioned) 7. If we take this line of reasoning seriously, the implications are __________________. (What consequences are likely to follow if people take the author’s line of reasoning seriously?) 8. If we fail to take this line of reasoning seriously, the implications are ______________. (What consequences are likely to follow if people ignore the author’s reasoning?) 9. The main point(s) of view presented in this article is (are) ___________________. (What is the author looking at, and how is s/he seeing it?)


								
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